Encyclopedia > Lyons

  Article Content

Lyon

Redirected from Lyons

Lyon is a city in eastern central France, population 430,000. The traditional English spelling, "Lyons", is falling out of usage.

Lyon was founded in 43 BC by the Roman Empire, who named it Lugdunum. It became then the capital of the Gauls.

Together with neighboring towns, Lyon forms the second largest conurbation[?] in France after Paris.

The Rhône and Saône[?] rivers meet here, in the capital of the Rhône département. The city gives its name to the Lyonnais[?] region. Two of France's best known wine-growing regions are located near Lyon: the Beaujolais to the North, and the Côtes du Rhône[?] to the South.

Lyon was the first city to be connected to Paris by the TGV c.1982.

Metro: see www.metropla.net/eu/lyo/lyon.htm (http://www.metropla.net/eu/lyo/lyon.htm)

Colleges and Universities

 



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
1640s

... 1590s 1600s 1610s 1620s 1630s - 1640s - 1650s 1660s 1670s 1680s 1690s Years: 1640 1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1646 1647 1648 1649 Events and Trends 1642: Th ...